Reports That Cool′s Yuri Has Passed Away are Not True
Cool′s Yuri is still alive and well.
A rep from Yuri′s agency WS Entertainment said on the morning of October 17, "I just talked with Yuri over the phone. The rumors that Yuri is dead are false."
The rep also added she "wasn′t even at a bar."
In the early morning, one internet media outlet had reported that Yuri had been drinking at a bar in Gangnam with Roo′Ra′s Chae Ri Na and her friends when her group started fighting with others in the bar. In the process, it said, she had been attacked and severely injured.
It added that she had been rushed to a hospital but had died soon after, and that the attacker had escaped.
Although the reports weren′t completely true, another person did pass away over the night. The person who had passed away wasn′t Cool′s Yuri, but the wife of another singer, the ex-wife of fellow Cool member Kim Sung Soo.
She had been drinking with another singer when the incident occurred. She was known to closely resemble Yuri, which caused the misunderstanding.
An official from the hospital′s emergency room told enews, "[The ex-wife] ′A′ was rushed to the emergency room in the early morning. We can′t talk about her status now."
She, however, was revealed to have passed away on arrival at the hospital.